Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium

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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium
Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium, NSCI.jpg
Sardar Patel Statdium, NSCI Mumbai
Full nameSardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium
Former namesNational Sports Club of India Stadium
LocationLala Lajpatrai Marg, Lotus Colony, Worli, Mumbai – 400018
OwnerNational Sports Club of India
OperatorNational Sports Club of India
Capacity8,000
Field size60m radius
Construction
Broke ground1950
Built1957
Opened1957
Renovated2004
Tenants
Mumbai Masters (2013–present)
U Mumba (2014–present)

The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium is an indoor sports arena, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The facility seats 5,000 people. The stadium was established in 1957 and the foundation stone was laid by former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Yashwantrao Chavan and the facility is administered by National Sports Club of India. It includes the facilities like Tennis, Badminton, Billiards, Table Tennis, Badminton, Carrom and Wrestling.[1]

In 2002, a team led by renowned architecture firm Shashi Prabhu & Associates and Sterling Engineers as their structural designers, planned an indoor stadium in place of the old open air stadium. The 5000 capacity indoor stadium with 16 ancillary halls was constructed there with a basement measuring almost 12 acres and accommodating 1000 car parking places. Today, the stadium houses a large health club and a gymnasium.[2]

The stadium is host of the Indian Badminton League and is home of Mumbai Marathas.[3]

Kabaddi[edit]

It is the home of the Pro Kabaddi League team U Mumba.

Badminton[edit]

The stadium is the home venue of the Premier Badminton League team, the Mumbai Masters.

Basketball[edit]

The first ever National Basketball Association (NBA) games in India took place on 4 and 5 October 2019 at the NSCI Dome. The NBA India Games 2019 featured two preseason games between the Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers, and marked the first time that teams from a North American sports league played in India.[4]

Connectivity[edit]

The stadium can be reached by train. Nearest railway stations are Mahalaxmi in South and Lower Parel in North.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE NATIONAL SPORTS CLUB OF INDIA – Mumbai Region". nscimumbai.com. Archived from the original on 4 August 2013.
  2. ^ Daily News & Analysis (19 August 2013). "10 things you should know about Mumbai's new indoor stadium – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium". dna.
  3. ^ "Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium to be opened on August 3". NDTVSports.com.
  4. ^ "First-Ever NBA Game in India to Be Played in Front of Youth from Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA Program". NBA. Retrieved 24 September 2019.

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